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Police investigating rape allegations against Idaho lawmaker

Idaho Rep. Von Ehlinger investigated for rape allegations. (Von Ehlinger via Idaho.Gov)
Idaho Rep. Von Ehlinger investigated for rape allegations. (Von Ehlinger via Idaho.Gov)(KMVT)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 9:10 AM MDT
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department is investigating a rape allegation made against an Idaho lawmaker.

Police spokeswoman Haley Williams confirmed Monday that the department has an open investigation into the allegations made by a legislative staffer against Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican from Lewiston.

Von Ehlinger has denied the allegations, saying the encounter in March was consensual.

A legislative ethics committee announced last week that its members unanimously found probable cause to hold a public hearing on the matter.

Williams says detectives work closely with FACES of Hope, a support center for sexual assault victims, on these types of investigations.

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